LABORATORY ACCESS PROTOCOL


Please read the access protocol described in the steps below. Upon completing these steps, should any questions remain you should contact Dr. Chris Goulbourne (cg2929@columbia.edu).

1) Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates and news on the Electron Microscopy Laboratory. 

2) Take the following safety classes:

Laboratory Safety/Chemical Hygiene/Hazardous Waste/Laboratory Fire Safety Training -both the classroom and online class (Rascal website class: TC0950)

Bloodborne Pathogen and Biosafety Training-both the classroom and online class (TC0509) - only for TEM and sample preparation lab access (not required for Zeiss SEM).

Initial Radiation Safety Training (TC1750 and TC2950) - only for TEM and sample preparation lab access (not required for Zeiss SEM).

Safe Use of Formaldehyde Training (Online Class TC0016) - only for TEM and sample preparation lab access (not required for Zeiss SEM).

Morningside, Havemayer Building http://ehs.columbia.edu/TrainingSchedule.html

Medical Center: http://www.ehs.columbia.edu/TrainingScheduleMC.html

3) Send your class certificate to EM staff (Dr. Chris Goulbourne cg2929@columbia.edu) from Rascal web-site

4) If requesting TEM or sample preparation training please complete the training request form at:

TRAINING REQUEST FORM

For Zeiss SEM training please contact Zeiss superusers.

5) If requesting a service please complete the service request form at:

SERVICE REQUEST FORM

6) You may enter the Electron Microscopy Laboratory when accompanied by a mentor from your Research Group. In addition you may enter the laboratory with a member of the EM staff. Until you have completed steps 1 to 4 of this protocol and have gained access through the Staff, you are not permitted to enter the laboratory under any other circumstance. Please read our Training and Certification policy.

7) After a new research member has completed all the requirements, they will be able to gain access to the EM laboratory. However in order to gain access to the majority of the EM Equipment, the new user will need to be certified on that specific piece of equipment. For certification and more information or help in getting certified on the equipment, Please contact Dr. Chris Goulbourne for help.

A Certificate of Fitness is required for after hours use of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory.

Electron Microscopy Hours of Operation:

Regular hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM